“A Far More Pleasing Countenance”*

My sister and I, along with the rest of the world, gave cries of dismay yesterday when we heard the sad news of the death of Alan Rickman.  That towering British actor who has moved us and excited us in so many landmark roles over the years.

Rather than trying to reprise his entire oeuvre here, I decided to highlight just one major work.  One of my favourites, if not the favourite.  It is the film which my sister and I immediately earmarked as Saturday-afternoon viewing.  Something we would have chosen to watch anyway, but particularly fitting in the circumstances.

It is the 1995 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

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